This excerpt taken from the VLG 10-K filed Sep 28, 2006.
An impairment of goodwill or other intangible assets could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations.
Acquisitions frequently result in the recording of goodwill and other intangible assets. At June 30, 2006, goodwill represented approximately 25% of our total assets. Goodwill is no longer amortized and is subject to impairment testing at least annually using a fair value-based approach. In testing the impairment of goodwill, we consider and balance a variety of valuation methods, including formal criteria of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP, for assessment of the fair market value of a business as a whole. In accordance with USPAP, we use a discounted cash flow analysis including, where applicable, appropriate market-based deductions and discounts, and take into account any extraordinary assumptions and hypothetical conditions which may have an impact on our determination. In addition to this approach for valuing our business as a whole, we also consider goodwill by location or groups of locations based upon our operating segments. The application of each of these methods involves a number of estimates and assumptions, and the weighting and balancing of the methods and their results also involves assumptions and the application of considerable judgment. We may be required to adjust our assumptions and estimates when events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of goodwill may not be recoverable. To the extent we make this determination, we would be required to reduce the carrying value of our goodwill by taking a charge that will reduce our earnings in the period taken and reduce our equity at the end of the period. We cannot be certain that the assumptions and judgments we have made regarding the carrying value of our goodwill will prove accurate and that we will not be required to take impairment charges in the future.